Near Stony Creek in Sussex County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Hamptonís Cavalry: "Too strong to be overcome"
ó Wilson-Kautz Raid ó
“The scouts having reported what road the enemy were marching on, I notified the general commanding of their position, and informed him that I should attack them at Sappony ChurchÖ [Gen. John R.] Chambliss, who was in front, was ordered to push on to the church and charge the enemy as soon as he met him.” - Gen. Wade Hampton
“That you may form some idea how completely routed and demoralized the enemy were, I will tell you an incident. Trooper John M. Eisom, Co. F, 10th Va. Cavalry, with two others of the 13th Va. Cavalry, whose names I could not learn, were sent on a scout after the enemy. This party met with one hundred and two Yankees, mounted and equipped, who immediately surrendered to the three troopers spoken of, and were escorted safely into our lines with their horses, saddles, sabers and guns!” – Correspondent, Richmond Daily Dispatch, July 6, 1864
Erected by Virginia Civil War Trails.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Civil War Trails series list. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1864.
Location. 36° 56.754′ N, 77° 27.183′ W. Marker is near Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stony Creek VA 23882, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sappony Baptist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Sussex County / Dinwiddie County (approx. 2.1 miles away); History At Stony Creek (approx. 3.3 miles away); Nottoway River Crossings (approx. 4.4 miles away); Prince George County / Sussex County (approx. 4.8 miles away); Jones Chapel Methodist Church (approx. 6.1 miles away); Hunting Quarter Baptist Church (approx. 6.6 miles away); Reams Station (approx. 7Ĺ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stony Creek.
More about this marker. On the lower left is a sketch entitled "Going into action". Etching by Edwin Forbes. On the upper right is a photo of "Gen. Wade Hampton" and a map of the action.
Also see . . . Civil War Traveler - Southside Virginia & Lee's Retreat. Wilson-Kautz Raid. Sappony Church. (Submitted on May 18, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 11, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,378 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 11, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.